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Computer Science - Social Sciences - 21.04.2021
Cybersecurity risks exposed in fitness trackers and children’s toys
Fitness devices and children's smart toys, as well as other connected devices, can be easily manipulated by domestic abusers seeking to access private information and control victims, finds a report by UCL researchers. As the use of fitness trackers during subsequent lockdowns has surged, experts are raising concerns about their safety and ability to reveal personal information about people's bodies, homes and their movements.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 16.04.2021
Opinion: What separates humans from AI? It’s doubt
Computers can drive our cars and beat us at chess. What they lack is our ability to know when we don't know, says Dr Steve Fleming (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences).

Computer Science - 15.04.2021
The Internet brings people into big cities
The widespread proliferation of the internet and information and communication technologies (ICT) has drawn people into urban centres, according to new research.

Computer Science - Campus - 15.04.2021

Psychology - Computer Science - 15.04.2021
Opinion: AI is increasingly being used to identify emotions - here’s what’s at stake
Emotional recognition technology (ERT) is a growing industry which aims to use AI to detect emotions from facial expressions, but it's controversial and biases can be built into the system, says an article co-authored by Dr Alexandra Albert (UCL Geography). Imagine you are in a job interview. As you answer the recruiter's questions, an artificial intelligence (AI) system scans your face, scoring you for nervousness, empathy and dependability.

Criminology / Forensics - Computer Science - 22.03.2021
University of Bristol's cyber security experts launch new guidelines to help police crackdown on organised crime
University of Bristol’s cyber security experts launch new guidelines to help police crackdown on organised crime
A new centre established by the University of Bristol to help protect citizens online has created a shared data science framework to help law enforcement investigate organised crime.

Innovation - Computer Science - 19.03.2021
Cardiff KTP wins ’Innovation of the Year’
A next generation AI avatar assistant developed through a Cardiff University KTP has won the 'Innovation of the Year' award at the OTCToolbox Consumer Healthcare Industry (CHi) Awards 2021 .

Health - Computer Science - 16.03.2021
Use of AI to fight COVID-19 risks harming 'disadvantaged groups', experts warn
Use of AI to fight COVID-19 risks harming ’disadvantaged groups’, experts warn
Rapid deployment of artificial intelligence and machine learning to tackle coronavirus must still go through ethical checks and balances, or we risk harming already disadvantaged communities in the rush to defeat the disease.

Computer Science - Health - 08.03.2021
Durham-based supercomputer helps tackle Covid
We're proud to host a new 3.8m supercomputer that is being used to better understand Covid-19 and how to recover from the pandemic.

Computer Science - Campus - 24.02.2021
UCL partners with Facebook AI Research to deliver PhD programme
UCL has agreed a four-year research partnership with Facebook AI Research (FAIR), enabling PhD students to spend time at both UCL Computer Science and Facebook.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 02.02.2021
Supercomputer in your bedroom: Researchers unleash potential of desktop PCs to run simulations of mammals' brains
Supercomputer in your bedroom: Researchers unleash potential of desktop PCs to run simulations of mammals’ brains
University of Sussex academics have established a method of turbocharging desktop PCs to give them the same capability as supercomputers worth tens of millions of pounds. Dr James Knight and Prof Thomas Nowotny from the University of Sussex's School of Engineering and Informatics used the latest Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) to give a single desktop PC the capacity to simulate brain models of almost unlimited size.

Health - Computer Science - 28.01.2021
Scientists to create perfect fitting face mask
Scientists from Cardiff University and the University of Southampton have joined forces to create the perfect fitting face mask, helping to protect frontline workers at the heart of the coronavirus pandemic. The team are using state-of-the-art computer software and MRI facial scans to precisely determine how respiratory protective equipment (RPE) interacts with a range of face shapes and sizes.

Computer Science - 07.01.2021
UofG partners with The Data Lab and BBC to develop next-gen voice assistant
A new partnership between The Data Lab, the BBC and the University of Glasgow will research how the next generation of voice assistant technology can become a socially engaging conversational experience.

Computer Science - 07.01.2021
Tech giants have made their devices ’open source’ for the pandemic - so why do they feel so closed?
COVID-19 has seen hardware developers pledge to make their technology 'open source' to support frontline services, but their designs are still far from open.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 06.01.2021

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 21.12.2020

Computer Science - 14.12.2020
Create a realistic VR experience using a normal 360-degree camera
Scientists at the University of Bath have developed a quick and easy approach for capturing 360 VR photography without using expensive specialist cameras.

Computer Science - 10.12.2020

Computer Science - Environment - 19.11.2020
Spotlight on... Professor Kai H. Luo
This week we meet Professor Kai H. Luo, Chair of Energy Systems in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Computer Science - Physics - 18.11.2020
New 4m high performance computing facility to be established at University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham has today announced that it has been awarded 4m for a major project to develop a computing system aimed at helping researchers to speed up the scientific discovery process and provide new insights into important research questions.

Computer Science - 13.11.2020
VoltPillager: the $30 next-generation of undervolting attacks against Intel SGX
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have managed to break SGX, a set of security functions used by Intel processors, by creating a $30 device to control CPU voltage.

Physics - Computer Science - 13.11.2020
Cardiff joins 6.1m programme to transform silicon chips
Researchers from Cardiff University have started work on a 6.1m UKRI-EPSRC programme to transform the way data is sensed, transferred between and processed on silicon chips.

Event - Computer Science - 06.11.2020
Honour among thieves: the study of a cybercrime marketplace in action
Researchers at the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre have revealed what they've learned from analysing hundreds of thousands of illicit trades that took place in an underground cybercrime forum over the last two years.

Computer Science - 06.11.2020

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 06.11.2020

Computer Science - 28.10.2020
Bristol one of four international partners creating a global cyberinfrastructure for scientific discovery
The University of Bristol is one of four international institutions selected to form a partnership within the new National Science Foundation (NSF) project, Fabric Across Borders (FAB).

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 26.10.2020
Multidisciplinary Bristol team receives 3m to investigate trustworthiness of future robots
Would you trust a robot surgeon? What about a robot pilot, shop assistant or emergency responder? Would you trust them if they had the ability to adapt and change how they functioned? What would it t

Computer Science - Campus - 14.10.2020

Computer Science - 14.10.2020
Bristol Cyber Security experts helping stop child exploitation
Researchers have developed an approach that combines Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to help protect children.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 14.10.2020

Health - Computer Science - 14.10.2020
New online research database set to boost battle against COVID-19
Researchers around the world can tap into a new inter-disciplinary online database of COVID-19 research - www.covidcorpus.org - allowing them to search for new partners, resources and funding to boost the global battle against the virus.

Computer Science - Health - 25.09.2020
Blockchain contact tracing app aims to win public trust to tackle COVID-19
A new form of digital contact tracing which uses unbreakable encryption to secure personal data could help win the level of public engagement required to fight the spread of COVID-19, scientists say.

Computer Science - Transport - 19.08.2020
Engineers set new world record internet speed
The world's fastest data transmission rate has been achieved by a team of UCL engineers who reached an internet speed a fifth faster than the previous record.

Health - Computer Science - 14.08.2020
Latest version of COVID-19 contact tracing app ready for testing on the Isle of Wight and Newham, London
The Department of Health & Social Care announced the latest version of the contact tracing app will be tested on the Isle of Wight and with NHS volunteers from this week, and in the London Borough of Newham from next week.

Event - Computer Science - 06.08.2020

Computer Science - Environment - 04.08.2020
New app to implement social distancing on public transport
An app that allows companies to optimise social distancing measures on public transport has been created by a group of Cardiff University students.

Criminology / Forensics - Computer Science - 04.08.2020
’Deepfakes’ ranked as most serious AI crime threat
Fake audio or video content has been ranked by experts as the most worrying use of artificial intelligence in terms of its potential applications for crime or terrorism, according to a new UCL report. The study, published in Crime Science and funded by the Dawes Centre for Future Crime at UCL (and available as a policy briefing), identified 20 ways AI could be used to facilitate crime over the next 15 years.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 17.07.2020
Opinion: The tensions over Huawei are not about trade, but global supremacy
Commenting on the UK's reversal regarding Huawei's involvement in its 5G infrastructure, Laurie Macfarlane (UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose) says the decision is political, reflecting the threat of the Chinese economic model to the liberal capitalism of the UK.
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